Monthly Stats – March 2011

Written by Clem on Tuesday, April 5th, 2011 @ 10:25 am | Main Topics

Donations & Sponsorships:

Many thanks to the following donors and sponsors for financially supporting Linux Mint:

Donors:

  • $150 (9th donation), Antonio M. aka “Rob Brill’s book-keeper”
  • $150 (2nd donation), C. L. aka “Rev Mike
  • $132 (2nd donation), Drazen P.
  • $100 (4th donation), Jordan S.
  • $100, Alexander M. aka “Alex
  • $100, David Clearwater
  • $79.2 (6th donation), Orlando M. M.
  • $66 (3rd donation), Achim L.
  • $60 (3rd donation), Darrel Norstrom aka “Darrel”
  • $50 (2nd donation), Christian Porter
  • $50 (2nd donation), Terry G.
  • $50, Mark F.
  • $50, Rodney G.
  • $50, Thomas K.
  • $50, James M.
  • $50, Jon N.
  • $39.6, Christian E.
  • $39.6, Lorenz F.
  • $35 (16th donation), Pete Molina aka “pmolina”
  • $35, Rob
  • $34.5 (2nd donation), Henk van C.
  • $33, Hartmut B.
  • $33, Florian
  • $30 (4th donation), Avery W. aka “willie42″
  • $30, Thomas D.
  • $27.6 (18th donation), Manuel F.
  • $27.6, ALKO aka “Loïc”
  • $26.4 (14th donation), Marco R.
  • $26.4 (14th donation), Olli K.
  • $26.4, Raymond C.
  • $26.4, Giuseppe S.
  • $26.4, Michele P. aka “mikipao”
  • $26.4, Sorin Silaghi aka “sorin7486
  • $25 (7th donation), John M.
  • $25 (6th donation), Kenny Hendrick aka “NprComputers
  • $25 (3rd donation), Michael L. aka “ddavid123
  • $25, B Smith aka “corktowner”
  • $25, Arnold H.
  • $25, Robert F.
  • $25, Willi G.
  • $25, Ahmad M.
  • $25, Stoffberg’s
  • $20 (20th donation), Славољуб aka “slw”
  • $20 (12th donation), Matthew M.
  • $20 (2nd donation), Clifton W.
  • $20 (2nd donation), Trevor H.
  • $20, Daniel H.
  • $20, Bruno N.
  • $20, Thomas M.
  • $20, Mr D. A. R.
  • $20, Randy K.
  • $20, Steven M.
  • $20, Juan F. L. M.
  • $20, Jannik W.
  • $20, Jason W.
  • $20, David K.
  • $20, John S.
  • $20, Martin D.
  • $20, Hugh T.
  • $19.8, Simone F.
  • $15 (6th donation), Michael Krusch aka “MAD”
  • $15 (4th donation), P. S. B. aka “fixpcpaul
  • $15, Sebastian P.
  • $15, Ben H.
  • $13.8, Philip E.
  • $13.2 (4th donation), Marcos Antonio S.
  • $13.2 (3rd donation), Jacques aka “germanix”
  • $13.2, Kris G.
  • $13.2, Alberto S.
  • $13.2, Jörg B.
  • $13.2, Rwhl W.
  • $13.2, Christian D.
  • $13.2, Johannes G.
  • $13.2, Anita P.
  • $13.2, Aron K.
  • $13.2, Thomas T.
  • $13.2, Christopher B.
  • $13.2, Nicolas A.
  • $11, aka “kalamarr”
  • $10 (5th donation), Jun Q.
  • $10 (5th donation), Henry W.
  • $10 (3rd donation), Kiril Sotirov
  • $10 (3rd donation), lupinehorror
  • $10 (3rd donation), Ian W. aka “Wiggy25″
  • $10 (2nd donation), Zoe Q.
  • $10 (2nd donation), Stuart M.
  • $10, Kasper E.
  • $10, Antonio B.
  • $10, Tony C. aka “S. LaRocca”
  • $10, Hannes G.
  • $10, John C. Gage aka “Linux411
  • $10, Sharif A.
  • $10, Evan B.
  • $10, Andras Porga aka “GodmaNZ”
  • $10, Timothy C.
  • $10, Matthew M.
  • $9.7, Robert S.
  • $9 (3rd donation), Philip A.
  • $8 (3rd donation), Philip A.
  • $7 (3rd donation), Philip A.
  • $7 (3rd donation), lupinehorror
  • $6.6 (4th donation), Kevin D.
  • $6.6 (3rd donation), Andreas G.
  • $6.6, Mikko H.
  • $6.6, Giuseppino M.
  • $6.6, TravelProtect GmbH
  • $6.6, Jindřich Z. aka “cechi”
  • $6.44 (2nd donation), Marcus W. aka “Cranium Slows”
  • $6 (2nd donation), Terry G.
  • $6, Adam W.
  • $5 (8th donation), Inga Muste aka “TokRa
  • $5 (2nd donation), Manoj Devdas Prabhu
  • $5 (2nd donation), Aaron C.
  • $5 (2nd donation), Rob Brown aka “Brownie
  • $5 (2nd donation), Eugene L.
  • $5, Levi H.
  • $5, Iván R. F. M.
  • $5, Luis B. aka “Wicho
  • $5, Anatol P.
  • $5, Faisal O. A.
  • $5, TK aka “Glory to the Son of God/Jesus”
  • $5, Michael F.
  • $4, Jamie F.
  • $3.96 (6th donation), Ulf S. aka “MonteDrago”
  • $3.96, Florian C.
  • $3.18 (3rd donation), Bojan Kopanja
  • $3, Natalya Belenko aka “tlm”
  • $3, Jake Th.
  • $2.74 (3rd donation), Bojan Kopanja
  • $1.74, Graham L.
  • $1 (11th donation), Cool Computer Tricks
  • $1 (6th donation), Romeo C. D. aka “Yupy
  • $1 (2nd donation), Rusli P. Tandiabang
  • $1 (2nd donation), Kim H. aka “grhdtj
  • $1 (2nd donation), StuzzHosting.com
  • $1, Vincent P.
  • $1, Sanz G. L.
  • $1, Easter Island Hotels
  • $1, Armia aka “Evan Andika
  • $1, Charlesley L.
  • $0.65, Andrzej C.
  • $0.36 (9th donation), Inga Muste aka “TokRa

Sponsors:

Money raised in March:

* Donations: $3017.03 (142 donors)
* Sponsors: $1119.71 (113 sponsors)

http://www.linuxmint.com/donors.php
http://www.linuxmint.com/sponsors.php

User Stats:

Repartition of Linux Mint users across releases:

  • Linux Mint 10 Julia: 50.4%
  • Linux Mint 9 Isadora LTS: 24.37%
  • Linux Mint 7 Gloria: 7.85%
  • LMDE: 7.29%
  • Linux Mint 8 Helena: 5.64%
  • Linux Mint 4.0 Daryna: 2.30%
  • Linux Mint 6 Felicia: 1.36%
  • Linux Mint 5 Elyssa LTS: 0.79%

Web Stats:

  • Visits: 2,891,507
  • Unique views: 3,645,403
  • Pageviews: 4,646,967
  • Page impressions: 2,595,738
  • Search queries: 8,168,539
  • Forum users: 46,070
  • Forum posts: 387,497

Rankings:

  • Distrowatch (popularity ranking): 1816 (2nd)
  • Distrowatch (traffic share): 3.7% (2nd)
  • Alexa (website ranking): 14,950th

Events:

Summary:

  • March started with some very bad news. Due to personal circumstances Ikey had to focus on his personal life and could no longer work on Linux Mint.
  • The mintCast project was extremely successful and released 5 quality episodes, interviewing 2 team members.
  • The LXDE edition was released as stable and the Xfce edition switched to Debian.
  • From a financial point of view, none of the figures were bad, but none were particular high either. The overall daily income went down by 6%.
  • Improvements were made to the Update Manager and the Desktop Settings tool for the upcoming Mint 11 and LMDE.
  • In April, improvements should be made to the Software Manager and time will be spent in testing our desktop, including new packages such as LibreOffice and Firefox 4 and making sure upstream changes related to Gnome and Unity don’t impact it in any negative way.

10 Responses to “Monthly Stats – March 2011”

  1. daemox Says:

    I’m sad to hear about Ikey stepping down, but I’m looking forward to Linux Mint 11 and hopefully being able to test it out before it goes final.

    Thank you!

  2. Aljoriz Dublin Says:

    This silences some rumors in the forums about the absence of Ikey. His contributions were outstanding.

  3. Aljoriz Dublin Says:

    make that ALL OF THE RUMORS. I will still support, recommend, and give Linux Mint to my students to help the community.

  4. Bulgarian fan of GNU/Linux Mint Says:

    I am sorry to hear about a developer stepping down, but I hope that he nevertheless manages to solve/do his personal and/or family problems/obligations, as those are indeed the most important part of one’s life.

    On a side note, GNU/Linux Mint is stronger than ever, at 2nd place on the DistroWatch website and users seem to be increasing.

    Financially, I hope that people will continue supporting Linux Mint with donations, as they definitely make Clem’s job of making possible the best overall (and most user-friendly) GNU/Linix out there, in my personal opinion!

    Personally, I’m too poor to help financially (for now), but I do try to help with software translations of popular application software and more localizations (l10n) and internationalization (i18n) surely help spread the FLOSS power to more people, thus driving the FLOSS community to a better future for all. And we all know that system OS & software stability, application software diversity, features & stability, are what makes any OS what it is. ;) I also joined the Mint Bulgarian translation team to help out with the l10n more closely, I hope that I can be of any help.

    Cheers again for the great release (Linux Mint 10 Julia), I really love it! The differences between Mint and the upstream Ubuntu are for me definitely in favor of Mint and I hope that Mint continues to grow and keep the FLOSS community spirit going strong!

    P.S. Just a question to Mr. Clement Lefebvre, if I may: have you decided on a name for v11? I’m too new to community.linuxmint.com to know if there are forum topics about that, that’s why I am asking. Sorry in advancement if this question is a bit silly.

    How does “Lemana” sound as a suggestion for the name of v11? :D

  5. Сергей Says:

    Good Work!

  6. Clem Says:

    @ve4ernik: The name for Linux Mint 11 is Katya.

  7. midas Says:

    Clem and team…many congrats with the high Distrowatch-ranking! And please remember, if you keep focusing on a product that is easy to use, works troublefree and everything just functioning OOTB…really nothing can go wrong.

    Keep going steady and the project will attract people who are good for the project and its community.

    Can’t wait to see the next stable release of the main-edition (Katya)!

    Greetz, midas

  8. Derek Says:

    I can’t wait to try Mint 11! I have all my friends running v10 and I hope the live cd will have the Gnome3 Shell included which I like.

  9. Bulgarian fan of GNU/Linux Mint Says:

    @Clement:
    Great to hear about the nickname for v11! Katya sounds awesome! Here’s to many more great releases of GNU/Linux Mint!

  10. Jesse5567 Says:

    Here are the results of a little statistical analysis of the forum members. Random sample size is 2,150 members of 35,347 current forum members = 6.08%.

    Members in sample = 2150
    Total posts in sample = 26945
    Average posts per member = 12.5326

    Members with 0 posts = 430 = 20.00%
    Members with 1 posts = 507 = 23.58% cml = 43.58%
    Members with 2 posts = 313 = 14.56% cml = 58.14%
    Members with 3 posts = 198 = 9.21% cml = 67.35%
    Members with 4 posts = 122 = 5.67% cml = 73.02%
    Members with 5 posts = 95 = 4.42% cml = 77.44%
    Members with 6 posts = 55 = 2.56% cml = 80.00%
    Members with 7 posts = 45 = 2.09% cml = 82.09%
    Members with 8 posts = 47 = 2.19% cml = 84.28%
    Members with 9 posts = 40 = 1.86% cml = 86.14%
    Members with 10 posts = 18 = 0.84% cml = 86.98%

    Level 1 members (<50 posts) = 2086 = 97.02%
    Level 2 members (<100 posts) = 29 = 1.35%
    Level 3 members (<200 posts) = 14 = 0.65%
    Level 4 members (<500 posts) = 14 = 0.65%
    Level 5 members (<1000 posts) = 5 = 0.23%
    Level 6 members (<1500 posts) = 1 = 0.05%
    Level 7 members (<2000 posts) = 0 = 0.00%
    Level 8 members (<2500 posts) = 0 = 0.00%
    Level 9 members (<3000 posts) = 0 = 0.00%
    Level 10 members (<3500 posts) = 0 = 0.00%
    Level 11 members (<4000 posts) = 0 = 0.00%
    Level 12 members (=10000 posts) = 0 = 0.00%

    Notes:

    The percentages can be assumed to represent the total forum member population. The “Average posts per member” here is the mean, which clearly is not typical; the median of 2 (no surprise there) can be taken as the typical number of posts.

    The “cml” percentages denote cumulative values. For example, more than half the members post twice or less; two-thirds post 3 times or less; 80% post at most 6 times; less than 3% of members post 50 times or more.

    Members with 0 posts have recently been modified: All members with zero posts with accounts more than one year old were recently deleted. More than 10,000 accounts appear to have been pruned. (The “Forum users: 46,070″ in Clem’s post is pre-pruning.) This would mean that a couple of weeks ago, approximately 38-39% of members had zero posts (now it’s only 20%). (Accordingly, the other percentages were much lower and have now gone up.) The median would have been 1 post.

    I’m not sure if the boundary of 10,000 posts between level 12 and 13 is correct; I believe the others are.

    This analysis includes members only; non-member lurkers are not included.

    Conclusions:
    I have one: The first couple of posts are very important since that is probably all a member will post.


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